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Kombi accident kills 5

by Staff reporter
11 Oct 2016 at 07:12hrs | Views

FIVE people died and eight others were injured when a vehicle they were travelling in veered off the road and overturned near Tinde turn off at the 39 km peg along the Cross Dete-Binga Road, police said yesterday.

The accident occurred at around 7PM on Sunday when the driver of a Nissan Caravan vehicle failed to negotiate a curve, causing the car to veer off the road.

National police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the accident.

The Binga Civil Protection Unit team reacted swiftly and attended the scene following the accident.

Binga District Administrator Mrs Lydia Ndethi-Banda, who was among those who went to the scene, said the situation was terrible when they arrived.

A source who was at the scene said they suspected that the driver, who also died, was speeding leading to his failure to negotiate a curve when he approached Tinde Bridge.

The bodies of the deceased were conveyed to Hwange Colliery Hospital Mortuary for post mortem.

Source - online